Blog No. 150. The Best of Times and the Worst of Times

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it[…]

Special Bulletin – A Poetry Break for the Vote-a-Rama

The Chief RINO is vacationing. So, while the healthcare Vote-a-Rama runs on and Scaramucci spews vulgarities…  a few poems for your leisure. First, earlier this month, PBS Newshour hosted a Haiku contest on the topic of the healthcare debate. Although news seems to be changing by the minute, here are our submissions. If tonight’s Vote-a-Rama[…]

Blog No. 148. The Incredible Shrinking Travel Ban Has Shrunk Again (But Don’t Let Granny On That Plane Just Yet)

On June 26, the Supreme Court announced its decision in two cases involving the Trump travel ban. The decision was issued per curiam (not signed by any individual justice) and was accompanied by an opinion signed by three justices, concurring in part and dissenting in part. The President greeted the decision with an exultant tweet:[…]

Special Bulletin: TRUMP RESIGNS!!

On June 1, Donald Trump announced that, by his withdrawal from the Paris Accord, he was resigning as Leader of the Free World. At the same time, Trump indicated that, pending the conclusion of investigations in Congress and by the Special Counsel, he will retain his position as President of the United States. The designation[…]

Christmas 2016: A Carol for Children

Christmas 2016 arrives in the wake of the heartbreaking tragedy of Aleppo and the vicious attack on the Christmas Market in Berlin. We are very far away from the ideal of Peace on Earth, Goodwill Towards Men. Under the circumstances, Ogden Nash’s 1935 poem, “A Carol for Children,” is more fitting than ever, and it is posted[…]

Special Bulletin. Slouching Toward Cleveland

                                    Turning and turning in the widening gyre                                     The falcon cannot hear the falconer;                                     Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;                                     Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,                                     The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere                                     The ceremony of innocence is drowned.                                     The best lack all conviction, while the worst[…]

Special Bulletin. Frolics of the “Stupid Party”

Two years ago, Bobby Jindal, the Republican Governor of Louisiana notably, and wisely, observed that Republicans had to “stop being the Stupid Party.” Since then Republicans have reminded themselves of Jindal’s advice from time to time, but more often have chosen to forget or ignore it. Recent days are replete with examples. […]

Special Bulletin. Vaccinating Rhythm (A Duet for Christie and Paul)

Here at RINOcracy.com we tend to write in a serious vein, but occasionally the impulse for something a little lighter seems irresistible. So it was with the song below, dedicated to Governor Chris Christie and Senator Rand Paul and with apologies to the Gershwin brothers and Ella Fitzgerald.

Vaccinating Rhythm

(A Duet for Chris Christie and Rand Paul) […]